Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East’s first carrier neutral regional
network, and Xtera Communications, a global provider of optical networking
solutions, announced the signing of a multi-year, sole source contract.
Xtera Communications will
supply GBI’s 100G networking needs for terrestrial and upgrades of submarine
routes in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa. The contract provides
Xtera with full turnkey responsibilities. The contract also includes Xtera’s
full portfolio of optical networking products.
Communications has an impressive collection of technology that allows the
company to address both our terrestrial and submarine networks requirements
using the same platform at 100G. GBI will benefit both from their innovative
technology and global deployment experience,” said Ahmed Mekky, chief executive
GBI is investing to meet
the growing wholesale capacity demands of the Middle East and improving network
connectivity and geographical reach to the rest of the world.
is counting on the most advanced optical networking technology developments to
deliver new services to existing and emerging regions. The 100G line
transmission rate deployment will play a key role in GBI’s service delivery
is a forward looking company with ambitious network plans that are well suited
for our technology. Our use of Raman + 100G allows them to increase the
capacity of their targeted markets, while simplifying deployments and driving
down costs,” said Jon Hopper, president and chief executive officer, Xtera